20th January 2013
Read it. And watch the video.
It bears recalling that we embraced Aifan and his tribe as allies, promised that we would stay by his side, and then, when it suited the new American president, abandoned him to fend for himself. Alas, Aifan’s faith in the worth of America’s promises turned out to be misplaced.
Any promises made to an American ally are good only for the President who made them, and sometimes not even that.
People often wonder why those facing stressful times typically choose autocracy over democracy — continuity of policy is one major reason.